- Don’t trust spell-check to interpret your connotation. Use a dictionary.
- Know the rules and obey them.
- Essentials of English; p. 2-3, 134-135
- Avoid overuse of commas and exclamation points. Properly punctuate quotes.
- Essentials of English: p. 119-139
- Editors appreciate a double-spaced manuscript with one-inch margins.
Be sure to read the publisher’s submission guidelines. Not all publishers have the same requirements. Read them and reread them again.